Prince George's Audubon Society

NEXT PROGRAMTuesday, April 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm at the College Park Airport Operations Building

"Native Bees of Maryland" presented by Gene Scarpulla

Did you know that there are approximately 4000 species of bees in the United States, 800 species east of the Mississippi River, and over 400 species in Maryland?  Little is known about the populations of most of these species.  In 2009, Gene Scarpulla conducted a yearlong survey of the bees on Hart-Miller Island in the Chesapeake Bay to increase our knowledge of Maryland's bees.  Gene will give a brief overview of the history of Hart-Miller Island, describe his yearlong survey, discuss general bee biology and identification (bees vs. wasps vs. flies [mimics]), and show the amazing diversity of Marylandís bees.

Visit the Programs page for more details. 

PGAS in the Community

On Wednesday, April 5, PGAS President Ken Cohen will be at the Laurel Library Meeting Room at 1 pm for a talk about "Birds, Birdwatching, and Citizen Science in Prince George's County."  View the flyer for details.

During the month of May, PGAS will be coordinating an Itty Bitty Birdathon.  For a $10 tax-deductible entry fee, your team of 2 to 6 birders of any skill level can count all birds seen (not just heard) anywhere in the county for a single three-hour period.  Enter by May 1 and submit your results by June 11.  View the announcement for more details.

Visit the new Board Photos and Bios page for information about the current Board of Directors.

See photos from some of our recent community events on the Photos page.

Please visit the Newsletter page to see the latest issue of The Bluebird.

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Welcome to the home page of the Prince George's Audubon Society (PGAS), a local chapter of the National Audubon Society serving Audubon members in the northern part of Prince George's County, Maryland.  PGAS was established in 1972 as a non-profit organization with officers and a board of directors, all volunteers, elected by the general membership.  Membership in PGAS is obtained through the National Audubon Society.  PGAS members receive our chaper newsletter, The Bluebird, and are encouraged to actively participate in chapter activities including a monthly speaker series, bird walks, field trips, annual bird counts, and other special events. 

This website is for members of PGAS to keep up to date on program and field trip schedules and other chapter activities.  In addition, this website serves as a resource for non-members to find out more about Audubon and PGAS and to explore the benefits of membership.  Non-members are welcome to participate in our meetings and field trips and are free to take advantage of the local birding and environmental information on this website as well as the links to a wide range of related information available on the internet.  Of course, if you live in northern Prince George's County we would love to have you as a PGAS member, and membership information is always available.


Questions or comments?  Contact the PGAS Webmaster at:

  P.O. Box 1311, Bowie, MD 20718-1311

last updated 3/26/2017